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Whee Kim

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 172

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Whee Kim overcame a double bogey to still record a 4-under-par 33-35=68 during the opening round of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.
It was an up-and-down round for Kim who bogeyed the par-4 second before rattling off four birdies and an eagle in a six-hole stretch, starting at the par-5 fifth. That gave Kim a share of the 5-under lead at the time but double bogey at the par-4 16th dropped him down a peg. It took him three shots to reach the green and then three more swipes to find the bottom of the cup. Kim is making his third appearance at the Farmers this week, with a T49 in his 2015 debut and a missed cut last year. Tomorrow, he will turn his attention to the tougher South Course at Torrey Pines. Jan 26 - 6:40 PM

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Playing La Quinta Country Club, Whee Kim painted a career-low bogey-free 9-under-par 33-30=63 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to reach the three-quarter mark on 10-under 206, up 89 places on the live leaderboard to T19. UPDATE: Kim's 63 is a career low in his 165th career round, previously 64 (x2). He shares the course record of 63 on the Stadium Course, but that came in R2 of the 2012 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament.

The World No. 267 is making his third straight appearance and this will be his first made cut. He began R3 on 1-under (70-73), tied for 108th place, and looked to be headed for another early exit. The Tour grad opened off No. 10 tee and promptly connected six straight birdies at 11-16. He stalled out mid-round with seven consecutive pars, but then circled three of his final four (6, 8 and 9). Kim landed 12 (of 14) fairways and carded the nine birdies on 13 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.385 putts per GIR.
Jan 21 - 6:27 PM

Beginning on No. 10 tee, Whee Kim smoothed a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-31=65 in today's third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to reach the three-quarter pole on 9-under 207, up 54 places to T14 and tying the low round of the day with Luke List and Chris Kirk.

After missing the cut in his first two tries at the CC of Jackson in 2015 and 2016, the Tour grad was one (of nine) to make the cut on the number after opening in twin 71s. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and just 11 greens in regulation, but circled five birdies and a 22'5" eagle at the par-5 14th for a tidy 1.467 putts per GIR and 3.527 SG: Putting. The 24-year-old arrived off a T13 at the Safeway Open and will begin the final round five adrift of 54-hole co-leaders List and Kirk.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 06:04:00 PM

With preferred lies in effect, Whee Kim fashioned a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Safeway Open to post 10-under 206, up 27 spots to T9 with play still in progress.

The 24-year-old is making his third appearance after missing the cut in each of the last two editions. He began the third round on 4-under (T36) after kicking off in 69-71. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the Tour grad landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.600 putts per GIR and 3.037 strokes gained: putting. He circled holes 14, 16, 18, 1, 3 and 5, with four dropping from between 12 and 20 feet.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 08:25:00 PM

Whee Kim bombarded the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club en route to a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during round one of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, staking the early clubhouse lead as the afternoon wave gets underway.

Kim entered the week ranked 35th in The Finals 25 after T39 and T31 finishes to open the Tour Finals. Today, he took 30 swipes with the flat stick so his putter certainly wasn't doing the scoring. It was great ball-striking as he splashed all 18 greens in regulation to set up ample birdie chances. Kim converted on seven of them, while swallowing just one bogey along the way, a three-jack at the par-3 fifth. After finishing 127th on the FedExCup leaderboard and 131st on the money list, the 24-year-old would love to keep his foot on the gas this week and make his way back to the PGA TOUR for the 2016-17 season.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Whee Kim authored a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the John Deere Classic for a 72-hole total of 17-under 267, up two places into a two-way T3, five back of champion Ryan Moore.

In his 49th career event, the second-year man matches a career-best T3 at last year's Barbasol. It's his second top 10 of the season in 26 starts, first since T6 at the RBC Heritage. The South Korean was T23 thru 36 holes after opening his second Deere (MC/2015) in 69-67, but vaulted to T5 after 54 holes with a career-tying-low 64 (2015 Zurich Classic/R4). Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, ending the week T1 in GIR at 83.33 percent (60/72). Kim circled birdies on Nos. 6, 8, 10 and 17, and played his final 48 holes in bogey-free 14-under.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Whee Kim fired a bogey-free week- and career-tying-low 7-under-par 33-31=64 in the third round of the John Deere Classic to reach 13-under 203, up 17 places to solo sixth and tying the low round of the week thus far with six others.

Playing his 144th career round, the second-year man ties a career best, matching 64 in the final round of the 2015 Zurich Classic. His previous season best was 67 two times, most recently at the Byron Nelson/R4. The South Korean began round three on 6-under (T23) after opening in 69-67. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and pelted 17 greens in regulation, posting 1.647 putts per GIR. Kim circled seven birdies, matching his collective output from rounds 1 and 2, with five dropping from between six and 16 feet. He capped his lap with five straight birdies on Nos. 14-18. Kim played 32 holes on Saturday, completing 14 holes leftover from round 2.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Whee Kim orchestrated a bogey-free 2-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 1-under 209, up 22 spots on the live leaderboard to T39.

The 24-year-old tied for 45th last year on debut after rounds of 73-68-70-69. He was one of 13 to make the cut on the number this week (69-72), and began the third frame T61. Kim opened with 11 straight pars before breaking the ice at the par-4 12th from eight inches after hitting his second stiff. He added a walk-off birdie-3 from 4'1" for two circles on a week-best 11 greens in regulation and 1.818 putts per GIR. The South Korean went 7-for-7 in scrambles with his longest putt holed a one-putt par-saver from 9'9" at the par-3 fourth.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Inclement weather has delayed the first round of the Valero Texas Open. UPDATE: The range has been opened to the golfers and play is set to resume at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Whee Kim was off and running with birdies in two of his first five holes prior to the horn sounding. He currently shares the lead at 2-under with Steve Flesch and Harold Varner III. The weather looked fine to open the round, but brisk winds and rain quickly popped up with lightning in the area causing a major concern. Play was suspended at 8:25 a.m. CT. With the play set to resume at 12:00 p.m. CT, the delay will have lasted three hours and thirty five minutes.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Whee Kim concluded his RBC Heritage debut with a final-round 2-under-par 33-36=69 for a 72-hole total of 4-under 280, up six on the live leaderboard to T7.

The second-year man will not take top honors of 20 first-timers at Harbour Town, that will go to Bryson DeChambeau, but, he notches his first top 10 of the season in his 15th start. He was knocking on the door recently, sitting T10 thru 54 in his last event at the Houston Open, before an 80 and a T64. The 24-year-old striped 11 (of 14) fairways and mustered 10 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 0.509 in strokes gained: tee-to-green but 2.656 in strokes gained: putting. At last check, he's No. 2 in the field in SGP with a cumulative 8.483. Kim circled five against a bogey and double bogey-5, but circled two of his final three, including a chip-in from 27'5" at the last. His previous best this season was T53 at the Valspar Championship.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Whee Kim takes his first crack at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, site of this week's Valspar Championship.

At 122nd on the money list in 2014-15, Kim earned a second season on TOUR, barely. His second campaign is not off to a flying start, with seven missed cuts in 11 starts and a best of T56 at the WM Phoenix Open. The 24-year-old ranks 196th in the FedExCup standings and has missed 17 cuts in 34 career starts, including his last three, where he's a cumulative 17-over-par in those seven rounds.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Whee Kim readies for his course debut at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The 23-year-old arrives with a PGA TOUR record of 15-for-27 after one year of play. More impressive is the five top 25s he bagged during his rookie season. He posted a similar top-25 ratio on the Tour (10-for-48). Gamers should continue to track Kim but he's yet to show his hand in terms of course preferences.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Whee Kim is slow out of the gates to kick off the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season.

It's not always about the money, and Kim found that out last year when he finished 122nd on the money list but 141st in the FedExCup standings. He missed out on the FEC Playoffs but his consolation prize was not losing his TOUR card for his sophomore campaign. Kim is young and just 27 starts into his career. Gamers should remain in the wait-and-see mentality until further notice.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Whee Kim makes his way back to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for another shot at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Kim finished at even-par last year in his debut. On the bright side, he was able to enjoy the vacation time after his weekend became available. Kim went on to finish inside the top 125 on the money list on the season and retain his card, thanks to a five-pack of top 25s. He is young and still in search of his first PGA TOUR victory. Keep him on your radar moving forward.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 06:33:00 PM

Whee Kim finds his way back to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course this week for another shot at the Open.

Kim opens his sophomore season on the heels of a 13-for-23 rookie campaign. He missed out on the Playoffs, finishing 141st in the FedExCup race. However, he didn't lose his TOUR card thanks to his final ranking of 121st on the money list. Kim missed the cut here last year in his debut and gamers should not be surprised if he repeats that performance in Napa this week.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:56:00 PM